Shock Spikes is a recurring spell in the Final Fantasy series.
Final Fantasy XI SpellShock Spikes
|Effect||Covers you with magical lightning spikes. Enemies that hit you take lightning damage.|
|Casting Time||10 seconds|
|Recast Time||3 seconds|
|Magic Type||Enhancing Magic|
|Jobs||BLM 30, RDM 60, SCH 70|
Shock Spikes is a Black Magic spell. The spikes do an amount of damage contingent upon the caster's Enhancing Magic skill and the target's resistance to Lightning damage. Generally this spell will not do more than 15 damage per hit at level 75, and starts out much weaker than that. In addition to dealing lightning damage, Shock Spikes have a chance of stunning anyone who physically hits a target with the spell active. The Shock Spikes scroll can be bought from merchants in Selbina, Nashmau, and Windurst Waters.
Red Mages wearing Duelist's Tights will have the effect of their spikes enhanced.
The Ninja Chainmail +1, Rasetsu Samue/Rasetsu Samue +1 will occasionally mimic the effects of Shock Spikes.
Shock Spikes was a spell learned by Conjurers (rank 8) in the original version. It cost 3 action points to set, 12 MP to use and had no TP cost. Its cast time was 3 seconds while its recast time was 10 seconds. Once unlocked, it could be used by all Disciples of War and Magic.
In addition, it had an upgrade in the form of Shock Spikes II. However, Shock Spikes and its upgrade were dropped in patch 1.20, and did not reappear in the relaunch.
Shock Spikes is a passive ability that allows one to sometimes counter with thunder when hit. It can be used by Metalliskull, Rairamuh, Ramuh, Ramuh★, and Spark Dragon.